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My Dinner at Root Down in Denver, Colorado

This past week, I was in Denver spending time with my family for the holidays.

For dinner one night, we went to Root Down – a phenomenal American restaurant whose menu is about 80% organic.

Here are a few of the dishes that we ordered for the table.


This salad was made with organic arugula, beets, cana de oveja chese, toasted hazelnuts, beet-sunflower seed pesto and basil vin.


The falafel came with lemon-tahini yogurt, an Israeli salad, sesame seeds and chile oil.


This spaghetti squash salad was made with organic arugula, aged gouda cheese, candied walnuts, radicchio, pomegranates and star anise vin.


The veggie burgers came with jalapeño jam, sprout salad, organic sweet potato fries, a brioche bun and a curry-lime sauce.


The food at Root Down was phenomenal and very fresh, and everything we ordered had fantastic taste and excellent flavor.

Aside from the food, Root Down is incredibly committed to the environment. Some aspects of this include:

– 100% wind powered electricity

– All cardboard, glass, plastic and cooking oil is recycled

– 70% of the restaurant was built and finished with reclaimed, reused and recycled materials

– Reverse osmosis is used for all cooking, drinking, ice and sodas

Overall, I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant and would definitely go back to Root Down the next time I am in Denver.

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